This classic musical, offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late '20s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies."
Don Lockwood is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a singer, dancer and stuntman. Don barely tolerates his vapid, shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont, though their studio, Monumental Pictures, links them romantically to increase their popularity. Lina herself is convinced they are in love, despite Don's protestations otherwise.
When it becomes certain that the talkies are the new wave of cinema, Don and Lina are forced to convert their next movie into a talkie. When Lina's grating voice becomes an insurmountable hurdle, a new and fresh chorus girl, Kathy is brought in to dub for Lina. With sparks flying between Don and Kathy, Lina has more and more reasons to feel angry and bitter towards Kathy. How will the relationship between Don and Kathy unfold? What will happen to Lina's future in the movie business?
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Donald O Connor, Gene Kelly
Crew: Gene Kelly (Director), Stanley Donen (Director), Harold G Rosson (Director of Photography), Nacio Herb Brown (Music Director)
Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Release Dates: 11 Apr 1952 (India), 30 Jun 1952 (Brazil), 11 Sep 1953 (France), 12 Feb 1953 (Hong Kong), 11 Apr 1952 (United States)
Tagline: Singin' Swingin' Glorious Feelin' Technicolor Musical
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The screenwriters bought a house in Hollywood from a former silent film star who lost his wealth when the innovation of sound film killed his career. This was part of the inspiration for the film. Read More